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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Oceanian
20th century


Object Place: Oceania

Dimensions

Overall: 106.7 x 226.1 cm (42 x 89 in.)

Accession Number

1985.396

Medium or Technique

Mulberry bark fiber, pigment, plant dye; pounded, hand painted

On View

Arts of Asia, Oceania, and Africa Gallery (Gallery 177)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of eight compartments with reddish-brown and black painted designs on the natural colored ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree.

Provenance

Gift of the Juraku Co., Ltd., Kyoto, to the MFA on June 26, 1985

Credit Line

Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.